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Summary Report: OHIO

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  • Distribution of Environmental Burdens in OHIO

    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY RACE/ETHNICITY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    People of Color 180000  0.62
    Whites 290000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    People of Color 360  1.50
    Whites 240

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color .03  0.88
    Whites .034

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    People of Color 8.9  3.30
    Whites 2.7


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY INCOME

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 330000  1.22
    High Income Families 270000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 280  1.17
    High Income Families 240

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families .044  1.42
    High Income Families .031

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Low Income Families 6.2  2.58
    High Income Families 2.4


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 350000  1.30
    Families Above Poverty 270000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 300  1.25
    Families Above Poverty 240

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty .045  1.41
    Families Above Poverty .032

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Families Below Poverty 7.5  2.88
    Families Above Poverty 2.6


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY CHILDHOOD POVERTY

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 350000  1.25
    Kids Above Poverty 280000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 310  1.29
    Kids Above Poverty 240

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty .047  1.47
    Kids Above Poverty .032

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Kids Below Poverty 7.8  3.12
    Kids Above Poverty 2.5


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY EDUCATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 310000  1.19
    Highschool Graduates 260000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 270  1.08
    Highschool Graduates 250

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates .041  1.32
    Highschool Graduates .031

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Non-Highschool Graduates 4.7  1.68
    Highschool Graduates 2.8


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY JOB CLASSIFICATION

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Working Class People 280000  1.33
    Non-Working Class People 210000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Working Class People 250  1.00
    Non-Working Class People 250

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People .034  1.21
    Non-Working Class People .028

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Working Class People 3.2  1.19
    Non-Working Class People 2.7


    DISTRIBUTION OF BURDENS BY HOME OWNERSHIP

    Releases of Toxic Chemicals
    (indicator of chemical releases)   Ratio
    Renters 270000  1.23
    Homeowners 220000

    Cancer Risks from Hazardous Air Pollutants
    (added risk per 1,000,000)   Ratio
    Renters 250  0.81
    Homeowners 310

    Superfund Sites
    (sites per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters .032  0.70
    Homeowners .046

    Facilities Emitting Criteria Air Pollutants
    (facilities per square mile)   Ratio
    Renters 2.5  0.38
    Homeowners 6.5


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